Robeco Direct

- Improving project and programme management using the Rational Unified Process®.

Robeco Direct decided that a new software development approach was required that was scalable and applicable to a wide variety of projects. The Rational Unified Process® was selected in 2001 as the best fit for the company’s needs. An initial pilot project was initiated to gain experience with the RUP®, mentored by Empulsys. The successful completion of the project confirmed that the RUP fit Robeco Direct’s needs and it was decided to adopt the RUP as the standard methodology for all IT projects.

Empulsys has been an active participant in driving the application of the RUP in various disciplines through mentoring, such as business modeling, architecture, programme and project management, requirements and design. The roles, responsibilities and processes necessary to integrate these disciplines have been institutionalized and the overall result has been an increase in the number of on-time, on-budget projects.

“Empulsys has helped us formulate and pursue our vision, avoiding risks and pitfalls along the way.”
- Karina Popijus, Programme Manager



The online article "From Business to IT System" is now available in english.


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